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Monday, October 7, 2013

Good Times, dear chalkboard

Hi friends,
I remember, when I was a little girl, playing school with my stuffed animals and Barbies (as many a little girl does) *Ü* One of my favorite things to do (besides passing out stickers for a job well done) was writing on the chalkboard. Well, years later when I became a real teacher, I looked forward to writing on a real, legit chalkboard! I loved it!!! I was living the dream... Then my dream was erased away when whiteboards started replacing them. I understood that some children's allergies were made worse by all the chalk dust, but white boards just weren't the same... I missed my chalkboard...  But chalk it up to this wonderful hobby, as now, I get to once more enjoy the chalkboard... at least the look of it through the oh so popular chalkboard technique.

Here's my card:
 I used a sentiment from MFT's Chalkboard Greetings stamp set. I embossed it in Hero Arts white embossing powder & tapped it with my frost white ink pad. The flower is my fave MFT flower die- mini hybrid heirloom rose. It absolutely makes the preeeettiest flowers *Ü* and if you get that, you've gotta get the Royal Leaves---> They go together perfectly! All the papers are Anna Griffin. The border, cut from gold cardstock, is from Cheery Lynn. Ahhh, sweet, sweet chalkboard... you're still the one...

I used this week's MFT sketch (rotated):

Well, after all of this, I don't want you to think I'm a dinosaur resistant to change. I am so happy to be rid of the overhead projector. I luv, luv, luv my Elmo document reader that took it's place. Now, if someone can find a replacement for grading essays, I'm all ears!

I'm playing along in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes challenge #40
Creative Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Tip Top Tuesday: Flowers  My tip: for heat embossing use an embossing buddy to prevent fly away powder. Hero Arts white embossing powder leaves a thick, smooth, solid imprint. I call it Jaws because it really is a great white. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Until next time...

10 comments:

  1. ooh I love the green chalkboard too Karli...and your flower is gorgeous....adorable card...hugs from Germany...

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  2. You sure made chalkboard pretty!

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  3. LOVE this gorgeous card! Your rose is beautiful- and loving the chalkboard technique. I did not give any thought to teachers not writing on chalkboards anymore- interesting!

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  4. So pretty. Love the chalkboard technique, looks great. I always loved being the one picked to go clap the erasers out, lol! Gorgeous flower and leave combo, too. And the gold border is very elegant.

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the rose and your border. Congrats on your MFT win.

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  6. Totally gorgeous card and love the take on the sketch.

    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky I have some candy on my blog ;o) http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2013/09/400-followers-giveaway.html

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  7. Gorgeous card Karli. Love that flower and cute chalk board. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs Gale DT

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  8. Beautifully done! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, don't forget we have a DT call too! hugs Samantha :0)

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  9. I just saw your tissue in a box get well card on Pinterest and I can't thank you enough for your wonderful video and tutorial!!! Please keep sharing your AWESOME talents with your fellow paper crafter admirers!

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